• Apple iPad 3 Wi-Fi + 4G vs Apple iPad mini 2 Retina Display vs Apple iPad Air

Phone Comparison - Apple iPad 3 Wi-Fi + 4G vs Apple iPad mini 2 Retina Display vs Apple iPad Air

general General Info

Manufacturer Apple Apple Apple
Announced March 2012 October 2013 October 2013
Status Available - March 2012 Available - November 2013 Available - November 2013
Colors Black, White Space Gray, Silver Space Gray, Silver
Form Factor Candybar Candybar Candybar
Dimension 241.2 x 185.7 x 9.4 mm
(9.5 x 7.31 x 0.37 in)
200 x 134.7 x 7.5 mm
(7.87 x 5.3 x 0.3 in)
240 x 169.5 x 7.5 mm
(9.45 x 6.67 x 0.3 in)
Weight 662 g (23.35 oz) 331 g / 341 g (11.68 oz / 12.03 oz) 469 g / 478 g (16.54 oz / 16.86 oz)
2G Network GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 for AT&T
CDMA2000 1xEV-DO for Verizon
GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
CDMA2000 1xEV-DO
GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
CDMA2000 1xEV-DO
3G Network HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100 for AT&T HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100 HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100
4G Network LTE 700 MHz Class 17 / 2100 for AT&T LTE- all models LTE- all models
Messaging , Push Mail, EMail, IM , Push Mail, EMail, IM , Push Mail, EMail, IM

hardware Hardware and OS

OS iOS 5 iOS 7.0.2 iOS 7.0.2
Processor Dual-core 1 GHz Cortex-A9, Apple A5X Dual-core 1.3 GHz Cyclone (ARM v8-based), Apple A7 Dual-core 1.3 GHz Cyclone (ARM v8-based), Apple A7
GPU PowerVR SGX543MP4 PowerVR G6430 (quad-core graphics) PowerVR G6430 (quad-core graphics)
RAM N/A N/A N/A
Internal Memory 16/32/64 GB storage 16/32/64/128 GB storage 16/32/64/128 GB storage
External Memory No No No

display Display

Type LED-backlit IPS TFT, capacitive touchscreen LED-backlit IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen LED-backlit IPS LCD, capacitive touchscreen
Colors 16M colors 16M colors 16M colors
Size 9.7 inches 7.9 inches 9.7 inches
Resolution 1536 x 2048 pixels (264 ppi) 1536 x 2048 pixels (324 ppi) 1536 x 2048 pixels (264 ppi)
Screen-to-Body Ratio 65.01% 71.76% 71.58%
Multi-Touch yes yes yes

multimedia Multimedia

3.5mm Jack yes yes yes
Radio No No No
Games Yes + Downloadable Yes + Downloadable Yes + Downloadable
Loud Speaker yes yes yes

camera Camera

Rear Camera 5 MP, 2592 x 1944 pixels 5 MP, 2592x1944 pixels 5 MP, 2592 x 1944 pixels
Flash No No No
Features Auto focus, Touch Focus, Geo-tagging, HDR, Face Detection Auto focus, Geo-tagging, Touch Focus, Face Detection, HDR Auto focus, Geo-tagging, Touch Focus, Face Detection, HDR
Video Yes, 1080p@30fps, video stabilization Yes, 1080p@30fps, video stabilization Yes, 1080p@30fps, video stabilization
Front Camera Yes, VGA [Similar] Yes, 1.2 MP, 720p@30fps, face detection, [Similar] Yes, 1.2 MP, 720p@30fps, face detection, [Similar]

connectivity Connectivity and Data Rate

GPRS Yes Yes Yes
Edge Yes Yes Yes
3G HSDPA, 21 Mbps; HSUPA, 5.76 Mbps, LTE, 73 Mbps; Rev. A, up to 3.1 Mbps DC-HSDPA, 42 Mbps; HSDPA, 21 Mbps; HSUPA, 5.76 Mbps, LTE, 100 Mbps; EV-DO Rev. A, up to 3.1 Mbps DC-HSDPA, 42 Mbps; HSDPA, 21 Mbps; HSUPA, 5.76 Mbps, LTE, 100 Mbps; EV-DO Rev. A, up to 3.1 Mbps
Bluetooth Yes, v4.0 with A2DP, EDR Yes, v4.0 with A2DP, EDR Yes, v4.0 with A2DP
Wi-Fi Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, dual-band Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, dual-band, Wi-Fi hotspot
USB Yes, v2.0 Yes, v2.0 Yes, v2.0
GPS Yes, with A-GPS support Yes, with A-GPS support and GLONASS Yes, with A-GPS support and GLONASS
Browser HTML (Safari) HTML (Safari) HTML (Safari)

memory User Memory

Internal 16/32/64 GB storage 16/32/64/128 GB storage 16/32/64/128 GB storage
Expandable Storage No No No

Apps Sensors

Fingerprint fingerprint not supported fingerprint not supported fingerprint not supported
Proximity Sensor proximity sensor not present proximity sensor not present proximity sensor not present
Accelerometer Sensor accelerometer sensor present accelerometer sensor present accelerometer sensor present
NFC NFC not supported NFC not supported NFC not supported

battery Battery

Type Standard battery, Li-Po Non-removable Li-Po battery (23.8 Wh) Non-removable Li-Po battery (32.4 Wh)
Capacity 42.5 Wh - -
Stand by Up to 720 h - -
Talk Time Up to 10 h Up to 10 h (multimedia) Up to 10 h (multimedia)